Confined Spaces with Hazardous Atmospheres


Confined spaces need a portable gas monitor if there is a chance of low oxygen, high carbon monoxide or other hazardous atmospheres. Hear about a bump test. A confined space with a hazard, or potential hazard, is called a permit-required confined space. One of those hazards is a hazardous atmosphere. In this podcast, Dan Clark explains how the air a worker breathes needs to be monitored. Portable gas monitors are highly sensitive and can detect …

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Permit-Required Confined Spaces


Permit-required confined spaces, PRCS, are simply confined spaces with an added hazard. But who issues the permit? Listen to hear about the hazards and permits. In this podcast, Dan Clark describes the hazards that can complicate work in a confined space. They include toxins or low oxygen in the air, electrocution risk, unguarded machines and more, which elevate the work area to a permit-required confined space. Also, Dan explains why OSHA does not issue the …

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